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A successful road to recovery is usually marked by long-term commitment and finding the right treatment program that is best suited and tailored to your individual needs. It is possible that you may need more time to adjust to the challenges of sustaining recovery and health before entering back into everyday life. This is when the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) becomes a valuable treatment option for your unique needs.

What Is a Partial Hospitalization Program?

A partial hospitalization program, or PHP, is an effective method of outpatient treatment that combines group meetings, individual therapy, and psychiatric support. You will be in a highly-structured environment and usually attend treatment five or more times per week while also maintaining independence by living at home or outside of the facility. PHPs are considered a transitional step during the addiction recovery process and help you get accustomed to everyday life while attending treatment.

A PHP can also be a more affordable means of treatment because you live either at home or in a sober living facility while you are participating in the program. It is a great alternative if you cannot commit to an inpatient facility for reasons like work or family obligations. The highly-focused structure of the program can set you up for the next step in your treatment journey, such as participating in an intensive outpatient program (IOP). Both treatment tracks are offered at Lighthouse Recovery Texas as part of the comprehensive extended care program.

Highly-Focused Structure

The structure of a rewarding PHP consists of key components that will help aid you throughout your recovery journey as you build up the confidence and strength in your sobriety that is necessary for long-term success. PHPs are highly structured, and, while they do take up a good part of your weekly schedule, you are still able to focus on family and work obligations while in the program.

Throughout your PHP journey, you will come across an intensive schedule that consists of hours-long group sessions, combined with individual sessions, psychiatric visits, mindfulness training, life skills training, relapse prevention, and more. The type of structured PHP at Lighthouse Recovery Texas is tailored to fit your individual needs and will set the framework to reintroduce you back into real-world experiences. We will teach you how to deal with the challenges that can come along while on a committed journey of substance use recovery. 

Individualized Care For Your Unique Needs

While the structure may be the same or similar throughout PHPs, a good program will be one that is also tailored to your individual and unique needs. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), treatment varies depending on the type of drug used and your unique characteristics. 

Everyone comes into treatment from their own unique backgrounds and unique set of substance use circumstances, emphasizing that no two people in recovery are the same or should receive the same exact treatment. Addiction treatment is not a “one-size-fits-all” solution, and, for this reason alone, individualized care is not only beneficial but absolutely necessary. 

When you go through a PHP, the three main components are group therapy, individual counseling, and psychiatric care. Small group therapy allows you to have your unique voices heard as you gain support and connect with peers. In individual counseling services, you are able to connect with medical professionals who will listen to your unique needs, taking into account certain aspects of your life, specific substances used, spiritual and emotional needs, home and work life, and more. 

Medications are another important element of treatment, especially when combined with counseling and other behavioral therapies. During psychiatric sessions, doctors will work with you to see what the best medication may be to suit your needs. Different medications can affect people in different ways, placing an even bigger importance on the need for individualized, tailored care.

What PHP Looks Like at Lighthouse Recovery Texas

PHP at Lighthouse Recovery is a highly-focused program that consists of group meetings five days a week for six hours per day, combined with individual therapy and psychiatric support. The PHP is most often used instead of residential treatment or an inpatient drug detox, or it might be the next program after you complete an inpatient program. At Lighthouse, PHP is considered the first step in an extended treatment program, which also includes IOP and possibly sober living.

Lighthouse has a tailored approach to PHP that will assess your history and goals in order to create a unique, individualized program that will best support you through long-term recovery. Our highly-structured program helps you build confidence in your sobriety by providing the necessary tools, support, and knowledge for lasting recovery and real-world application.

Our group sizes are capped at eight people, which gives you a much better opportunity to connect with peers and have your voice be heard. Our tailored approach addresses the underlying issues behind your substance use in order to lead to more positive experiences and outcomes.

Partial Hospitalization Programs, or PHP, can be a wonderful tool for individuals seeking aid for substance use disorder or alcohol treatment. PHPs are highly-effective, structured programs that combine group meetings, individual therapy, and psychiatric support. The highly-structured environment of a PHP allows individuals to attend treatment five or more times per week, while also maintaining independence by living at home or outside the facility, and sticking to their work or family obligations. The PHP at Lighthouse Recovery Texas is part of an extended care program that is tailored to fit and meet an individual’s unique needs, taking into account certain aspects of their life including specific substances used, spiritual and emotional needs, home life, work responsibilities, and more. Treatment for substance use disorder is not a “one-size-fits-all” approach, and individualized care is absolutely necessary for lasting sobriety and success. Please give us a call today at (214) 717-5884.